Family Advocate

Family Advocate

Devereux | Saint Augustine, FL, 32095, US
Salary Range:$22,000 – $32,000 Salary range estimated by Zippia

Posted 10 days ago

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This position has a rate that starts at $15.00/hr and increases with higher education and relevant experience.

This is a field-based position based out of St. Augustine, FL

Are you a compassionate person who enjoys helping children and families in crisis? Are you great at providing support and guidance to individuals in need of assistance? Are you looking for meaningful work that helps to build strong families and futures of the children in our community? Are you new graduate in Social Services or looking to build or further your Social Services career? Then consider joining Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health as a Family Advocate!

Being a Family Advocate has its Advantages

As a Family Advocate at Devereux, you will work with other dedicated professionals who share your passion for helping individuals in need. We offer:

* The rewards of seeing children and families grow and flourish with the services you help to provide them with

* Opportunities to grow and further your Social Services career, with other employable opportunities such as Family Case Manager. Tuition reimbursement is available, as well as public servant student loan forgiveness!

* Quality Low-Cost benefits, plus student loan debt assistance and 30-day benefit eligibility waiting period for new hires!

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health provides intervention services for families in crisis who are referred by the Department of Children and Families, to provide them with resources and assistance to prevent children from entering the foster care system. Our goal is to create communities without abuse, neglect or abandonment, while helping parents or caregivers who may otherwise have no support or guidance.

Based out of Saint Augustine and providing coverage throughout Saint Johns County, this is a field based position that assists the Family Case Manager to implement Family Preservation Plans. It provides direct support and assistance to parents and their children in their homes or in community-based settings. It will transport children and families to and from doctor's appointments, counseling sessions, resource meetings, school, aftercare, and other events as needed. It observes and documents the family's progress and provides progress notes the Family Case Manager, who in turn coordinates that information to the Child Protective Investigator. This position plays a critical role in ensuring that families have the resources they need to quickly stabilize and build into strong, healthy and safe households, where children can excel and grow into confident and productive individuals.

See what it's like to work for our Family Builders Program!



* High School Diploma or equivalent required


* 1+ years working with at-risk children and families, child welfare, case management, social work, direct support, or related required

* Prior experience with car seats, installation and safety, and expiration dates required

Other Requirements:

* Valid, unrestricted driver's license required

* Must be available to attend a 3 day new hire orientation, Monday - Wednesday, 9am - 5pm

* Flexibility to train and/or provide coverage if needed at other Family Builders work locations such as in Deland, Daytona Beach or Palatka, FL.

* Successfully pass pre-employment medical screenings which include: Drug Test and TB Test. Devereux requires all employees to obtain the annual Influenza Vaccine.

* Devereux requires all individuals interviewing for a position involving contact with children to complete The Diana Screen, a screening that assesses a candidate's understanding of appropriate boundaries between adults and children.

Devereux has a zero-tolerance policy for abuse and maintains policies and procedures to systematically reduce the risk of abuse to occur in our organization. Devereux fosters a culture of reporting abuse, and will cooperate with the authorities to the fullest extent possible.

Posted Date 1 day ago (1/20/2023 8:22 AM)

Requisition ID 2023-28710

Category Support

Position Type Full-Time

The employment policies of Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health are to recruit and hire qualified employees without discrimination because of race, religion, creed, color, age, sex, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, disability, veteran status, communication ability, gender identity or expression or sexual orientation and to treat them equally with respect to compensation and opportunities for advancement - including upgrading, promotion and transfer - consistent with individual skills and the needs of Devereux.